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Elliot (Million Dollar Man)

Last June my sister and I headed to a barn near Nobleton, Ontario for a photo shoot. This was unusual in that the owner, Kerry Martinez, didn't know she was having her horse photographed! The shoot was a surprise gift from her future mother-in-law, and the final photos would be unveiled at Kerry's wedding shower. What a great gift for a horse woman!

Elliot was a very beautiful and cooperative model. We instantly fell in love with him and his wonderfully outgoing and inquisitive personality.

At one point he was even nosing his way through my bag of noisemakers, and grabbing the umbrella with his teeth!

Kerry wrote this of her horse:

"Elliot is a 16.3 hh, four year old Thoroughbred-Trakehner gelding. I was lucky enough to find him in February 2007, in my search for a new horse. I looked at many horses, some of them even more than once, but I never felt like I had found the one until I spent about ten minutes with Elliot. I have spent the last two years exposing him to as much as possible; ground driving, tagging him along to horse shows, teaching him to self load on the trailer, backing him and in the fall of his third year he was started into regular work.

Elliot has been an absolute superstar in our lessons, showing significant improvement from week to week. Elliot has an incredible work ethic, he is always so willing and focused. He has recently competed in three dressage shows, placing in the top 4 at each of them. This upcoming summer I'm planning to show him in the Young Event Horse Series as well as some Combined and Dressage tests, laying the foundation for his eventing career. Elliot is truly my dream horse, and I am so excited to see him develop further into an outstanding sport horse."

Congratulations to Elliot for being our April 27th, 2009 'Horse of the Week'!

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